Win Starter and programs

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Wlcul8r, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Wlcul8r

    Wlcul8r MDL Novice

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    I purchased a netbook and it has Windows 7 Starter installed. I will use it for checking emails and intertainment when traveling. When I try to load any small game ( under 200 megs (Freecell)) a black screen comes up for a half second and back to nothing. Is this normal for all programs or only the ones I have been trying to install? Do I need to upgrade to another Windows 7 version? o_O
     
  2. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    I have Win7 starter on several virtual computers, and have not seen any problems installing software on it (including Office 2007/Office 2010).

    If you want, I can test it on one of my VMs, if it is a "free" game or a link I can download from without having to pay or get an account.
     
  3. Wlcul8r

    Wlcul8r MDL Novice

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    Thanks myken for the reply. I am not sure what a virtual computer is. I have not tryed installing a Microsoft program. The free games I like are from wendysforum.net. The games come with a install program and just does not install on the netbook. I have no problem installing on my XP desktop. I am copy and paste the game from a SD card into a file on my netbook. Is that the problem? I was suprised that it would play AVI format movies without adding CODECS. The frecell program is small. PM me and I could send it to you.
     
  4. sammey19

    sammey19 MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much!
     
  5. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    Try rightclicking the installer->run as administrator.

    Or rightclick->properties-> compatibility mode->XP.
     
  6. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    When did Windows 7 STARTER have XP Mode?? You have to use Pro, Ultimate or Enterprise if you want to use XP Mode. And XP Mode is not a good options for games.
     
  7. Wlcul8r

    Wlcul8r MDL Novice

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    This Win 7 Starter does have XP Mode. I have tryed this. I have tryed all the above. Every time I try to install I get a black screen for about a half second then back to before. I am trying to import files from a sd card or usb thumb drive from my desktop. I have transfered the same files into another Win 7 desktop and programs run. I need a cat 5 cable then maybe I can download directly into the netbook. Thanks for the help. I also need five post to PM.
     
  8. Wlcul8r

    Wlcul8r MDL Novice

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    I seem to have solved my problem. For some reason the files were corrupt from my SD card. I am now putting then on my USB thumb drive and the proghams load fine on my netbook. Thanks for all the help.
     
  9. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    Good you solved the problem, but you can not have Windows 7 Starter and using XP Mode. Maybe if you you VMLite, but not Microsoft Virtual PC. Or do you run something like a hack or something, I have not seen a hack that can run MS virtual pc + XP Mode on Starter, Home Basic og Home Premium.
     
  10. Wlcul8r

    Wlcul8r MDL Novice

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    Maybe I do not understant what XP Mode is. It will run a compatability test, if the program does not run, then give a option of running it in XP mode. This is a new netbook and has not been hacked.
     
  11. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    Xp Mode is not XP compatibility mode, so then I understand. XP Mode is a virtual XP installation thats run with Virtual PC inside your Windows 7. And it's only available for Win7 Pro/Ultimate and Enterprise